Lake Country School is an urban-based Montessori community whose purpose is to help children prepare themselves for life.
We seek to mirror and embrace the rich diversity of the city.
We foster independence, critical thinking, respect and responsibility to self, to others and to the earth.
We believe that children learn by doing and are lovers of purposeful work, spontaneously chosen and carried out with profound joy.
Montessori education attends to the total development of the child - social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 306 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1976

Student Body

Total Students
306 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Lake Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
28 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $10,130 for 1/2 day three-year olds to $18, 290 for the Junior High.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
30%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lucinda Anderson
Endowment Size
$4 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

School Notes

  • Lake Country School draws students and families from all over the Twin Cities. Our applicant pool consists of diverse and well-informed parents with a high level of commitment to whole child development, Montessori and land-based experiences for their children.
Profile last updated: 01/26/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 306 students
  • Acceptance rate: 30%
  • Average class size: 28 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Minneapolis, MN is $7,719 for elementary schools and $12,533 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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